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Health and Wellness

Monday
Aug 28, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Tuesday
Aug 29, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Wednesday
Aug 30, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Thursday
Aug 31, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Friday
Sep 01, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Friday
Sep 01, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Tuesday
Sep 05, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Tuesday
Sep 05, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:00PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Wednesday
Sep 06, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:30PM
Yoga for Wellness
      Yoga for Wellness is a bi-weekly drop-in workshop, designed specifically to enhance the mind-body connection so that students can learn skills to mitigate stress, increase concentration and improve mental and emotional well-being. Each week will have a different theme to address your well-being through meditation, breath practices (pranayama) and yoga postures (asanas). This workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in connecting their body and mind regardless of experience with yoga or mental health concerns. Please clear participation with your doctor if you have any physical health concerns. People with disabilities will be accommodated. Yoga mats and props will be provided.

Wednesday
Sep 06, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Thursday
Sep 07, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Friday
Sep 08, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Friday
Sep 08, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Monday
Sep 11, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Motivated to Move
      Are you looking to get fit or stay in shape in your first year? This interactive session covers guidelines for improving and maintaining cardiovascular fitness, resistance training and flexibility. Discover alternative activities you can do outside of a gym and ways to stay motivated to move.

Monday
Sep 11, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Tuesday
Sep 12, 2017
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Party Smart
      This interactive group discussion educates participants about Ohio and Ohio State University alcohol laws and policies as well as what it means to be a "responsible drinker." Participants are introduced to various alcohol issues through real-life scenarios. The emphasis of this presentation is on education and dispelling common myths surrounding college students and alcohol

Tuesday
Sep 12, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
An Attitude of Gratitude: How to Foster Happiness In College
      Gratitude has been the capacity most linked to people expressing happiness levels in their life. Understanding that college can be a stressful time, this workshop explores ways that we can incorporate this happiness skill into our everyday lives.

Tuesday
Sep 12, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Wednesday
Sep 13, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
“I Wish I Had Known That!”: A General Overview of Rec Sports Facilities and Programs
      The Department of Recreational Sports Outreach Programs will offer a 60 minute presentation session outlining general Recreational Sports information. First year students will learn about Rec Sports’ state of the art facilities, important participation policy information and diverse programs available to live active and meaningful lives while on-campus.

Wednesday
Sep 13, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Latex and Safer Sex
      Through interactive activities participants will learn why it is necessary to use latex barriers and how to properly use them in order to reduce risks associated with STIs and pregnancy. Some common misperceptions and questions about sexual health are discussed.

Wednesday
Sep 13, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Wednesday
Sep 13, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Making OSU your home away from home: Practical Guides for International Students
      Living and studying in a foreign country could be an exciting and challenging journey at the same time. Come to this session to learn how to navigate between your culture of origin and American culture and enrich your experiences at OSU by getting involved in activities on and off campus.

Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:30PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Body Image: Being Comfortable in your Genes
      This discussion-based presentation addresses the many facets of body image, and how you can empower yourself and others towards positive body image.

Thursday
Sep 14, 2017
6:30PM
    -
7:30PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Friday
Sep 15, 2017
10:00AM
    -
11:30AM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Friday
Sep 15, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Friday
Sep 15, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
The Deal on Drugs
      This interactive discussion will educate participants on the myths and facts regarding marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco. Additionally, this session will highlight what the law states surrounding use of these drugs and the impact they may have on college students.

Friday
Sep 15, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Monday
Sep 18, 2017
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Right Bite on a College Campus
      Did you know that only 6% of OSU students consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Based off the game show Family Feud this session addresses how to create well-balanced meals, identify healthy options on campus, and utilize resources that can empower you to eat the "right bite" on campus.

Monday
Sep 18, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Latex and Safer Sex
      Through interactive activities participants will learn why it is necessary to use latex barriers and how to properly use them in order to reduce risks associated with STIs and pregnancy. Some common misperceptions and questions about sexual health are discussed.

Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Body Image: Being Comfortable in your Genes
      This discussion-based presentation addresses the many facets of body image, and how you can empower yourself and others towards positive body image.

Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Other Freshman 15
      You've heard of the infamous "Freshman 15" weight gain that many college freshman experience after moving to campus, but what about the "Other Freshman 15"? The facts covered in this program could help save your life, or the life of someone you know, by raising awareness about the problem of prescription drug abuse and misuse in Ohio. In addition to the expected weight gain, new students are also likely to encounter the opportunity to misuse prescription drugs while in college. Non-medical use of prescription drugs by college students has doubled since the 1990s, and prescription drug abuse could derail your college career. Join members of the GenerationRx Collaborative and current pharmacy students for this interactive, discussion-based presentation to learn what you can do to prevent prescription drug abuse and misuse during your time at OSU.

Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Tuesday
Sep 19, 2017
6:30PM
    -
7:30PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Wednesday
Sep 20, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Motivated to Move
      Are you looking to get fit or stay in shape in your first year? This interactive session covers guidelines for improving and maintaining cardiovascular fitness, resistance training and flexibility. Discover alternative activities you can do outside of a gym and ways to stay motivated to move.

Wednesday
Sep 20, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Growth: It's All About the Mindset
      There is more to success than abilities and talent. The mindset with which we approach our goals can impact our self-esteem, our motivation, and our ability to thrive. This session will use one simple idea about the way that your brain functions to help you cultivate a mindset that will help you realize the success you desire in your time at OSU and beyond!

Wednesday
Sep 20, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:30PM
Yoga for Wellness
      Yoga for Wellness is a bi-weekly drop-in workshop, designed specifically to enhance the mind-body connection so that students can learn skills to mitigate stress, increase concentration and improve mental and emotional well-being. Each week will have a different theme to address your well-being through meditation, breath practices (pranayama) and yoga postures (asanas). This workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in connecting their body and mind regardless of experience with yoga or mental health concerns. Please clear participation with your doctor if you have any physical health concerns. People with disabilities will be accommodated. Yoga mats and props will be provided.

Wednesday
Sep 20, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
The Buzz on Booze
      Students will test their alcohol knowledge in this adaptation of the Nickelodeon Hit. The presentation features physical challenges while wearing beer googles.

Wednesday
Sep 20, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Thursday
Sep 21, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Thursday
Sep 21, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Marketing yourself with a GREAT Resume
      This session teaches participants how to effectively write a resume. Focuses on both content and format, putting special emphasis on how to communicate relevant experience and skills. Please bring a resume with you to this session!

Friday
Sep 22, 2017
10:00AM
    -
11:00AM
The Deal on Drugs
      This interactive discussion will educate participants on the myths and facts regarding marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco. Additionally, this session will highlight what the law states surrounding use of these drugs and the impact they may have on college students.

Friday
Sep 22, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Friday
Sep 22, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Monday
Sep 25, 2017
1:00PM
    -
2:00PM
Party Smart
      This interactive group discussion educates participants about Ohio and Ohio State University alcohol laws and policies as well as what it means to be a "responsible drinker." Participants are introduced to various alcohol issues through real-life scenarios. The emphasis of this presentation is on education and dispelling common myths surrounding college students and alcohol

Monday
Sep 25, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
BUSTED: YOU & THE LAW! Your Criminal Rights & Responsibilities
      Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University (SLS) advises and represents Ohio State students. A former City Prosecutor and former Public Defender tell you about the common criminal issues OSU students face (underage drinking, fake I.D.s, open container, driving under the influence, etc.) and how you can prevent them from happening to you! Armed with this information, you can make smart choices in your first year at OSU.

Monday
Sep 25, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Monday
Sep 25, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Medications for Mental Health Treatment: Myths and Facts
      Many times, it may be useful for students to consider medications to improve mental health. Attend this workshop to learn about medications for mental health, mental health treatment options, and address facts vs myths related to medication treatment for mental health. This is a great opportunity to talk with our psychiatrists and have your questions answered!

Monday
Sep 25, 2017
6:30PM
    -
7:30PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Tuesday
Sep 26, 2017
8:00PM
    -
9:00PM
You Are What You Love
      You are what you love. But you might not love what you think. This seminar will be based off of award-winning author and Calvin College philosophy professor James K.A. Smith’s book “You Are What You Love.” A group of staff members from Cru (a Christian student organization on campus) will lead a group discussion on how who and what we desire fundamentally shapes our hearts. This will be valuable to you by helping you address a variety of issues that you face in your transition to college, challenging you with questions such as “Does what you do with your free time line up with what you most deeply value?” and “How do we truly and genuinely love others?” The session will be relevant to you as a first year student by encouraging you to reflect on your faith/spiritual experience and how you’ve spent your free time up to your current point in life as freshmen. It will be held on Tuesday, 9/26 at 8pm in the Great Hall Meeting Room 2 at the Union.

Wednesday
Sep 27, 2017
11:00AM
    -
11:45AM
Fanfiction & Writing for Fun
      Relax with some writing and doodling exercises that will, in turn, help you clear your mind, focus, get organized, and express yourself! Writing can be so much more than a way to prove your knowledge on a topic. In this 45-minute session, we’ll play with writing as entertainment, art, and an exercise in mindfulness. Can writing a dog’s Tinder profile help you make compelling academic arguments? Want to you channel your inner kindergartener by creating a word collage? Join the OSU Writing Center for this and more!

Wednesday
Sep 27, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Party Smart
      This interactive group discussion educates participants about Ohio and Ohio State University alcohol laws and policies as well as what it means to be a "responsible drinker." Participants are introduced to various alcohol issues through real-life scenarios. The emphasis of this presentation is on education and dispelling common myths surrounding college students and alcohol

Wednesday
Sep 27, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Wednesday
Sep 27, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Mood Management: Helping a Friend and Yourself in Need
      Stressed about school? Frustrated about friendships or romantic relationships? Annoyed that you don’t have time to exercise or eat healthy meals? Tired from not getting enough sleep? This workshop is for you or to help a friend in need! Managing stress in college can be very challenging process. This session will allow you to learn about how to identify emotions, manage your mood, and learn about quick tips and tools to better balance your daily demands.

Thursday
Sep 28, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Thursday
Sep 28, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:30PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Thursday
Sep 28, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
We Are More Than a Building: Creating Your Campus Community with Recreational Sports
      The Department of Recreational Sports Outreach Programs will offer a 60 minute presentation and Q & A session outlining how first year students can utilize Rec Sports facilities and programs to get involved on campus. First year students will learn about: - Team sport programs - Outdoor adventure trips - Group fitness programs - Employment - Non-traditional recreational activities

Friday
Sep 29, 2017
10:00AM
    -
11:00AM
Body Image: Being Comfortable in your Genes
      This discussion-based presentation addresses the many facets of body image, and how you can empower yourself and others towards positive body image.

Friday
Sep 29, 2017
11:00AM
    -
11:45AM
Fanfiction & Writing for Fun
      Relax with some writing and doodling exercises that will, in turn, help you clear your mind, focus, get organized, and express yourself! Writing can be so much more than a way to prove your knowledge on a topic. In this 45-minute session, we’ll play with writing as entertainment, art, and an exercise in mindfulness. Can writing a dog’s Tinder profile help you make compelling academic arguments? Want to you channel your inner kindergartener by creating a word collage? Join the OSU Writing Center for this and more!

Friday
Sep 29, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Friday
Sep 29, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Friday
Sep 29, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Bounce Back Buckeyes: Cultivating Resiliency in the First Year
      Facing challenges is an inevitable part of the human experience. Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from adverse experiences and become even stronger. As you move through your first year at OSU, you will likely be challenged in many different ways. This session will use the concept of wellness to help you gain skills to increase your personal resiliency and grow more fully into the person you are capable of becoming.This session is listed under the Buckeye Book Community as resilience played a critical role in the book.

Monday
Oct 02, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Optimizing Your Academic Performance and Managing Test Anxiety
      Tests and test taking are all about performances. While these can cause us stress and anxiety, this session will draw upon past successes to help manage test anxiety. Students will learn specific information, strategies,and resources to optimize academic performance.

Monday
Oct 02, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Monday
Oct 02, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
OFF-CAMPUS...It's not just for upperclass students!
      Welcome to Ohio State! While you’ll be spending a lot of time on-campus in your first year, we hope you’ll visit the off-campus area too. Come hear from Student Legal Services and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services staff. You’ll learn about where to visit off-campus, how to stay safe, University and Community resources available to you, when and how to start your off-campus housing search and lots more. We promise lots of valuable info and it will definitely be fun!

Monday
Oct 02, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Deal on Drugs
      This interactive discussion will educate participants on the myths and facts regarding marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco. Additionally, this session will highlight what the law states surrounding use of these drugs and the impact they may have on college students.

Tuesday
Oct 03, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Tuesday
Oct 03, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:00PM
Stress Less
      This interactive session will give students an overview of stress and time management. Student will learn the difference between good and bad stress, how to prioritize stressors, and leave with tools to manage stress.

Wednesday
Oct 04, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Latex and Safer Sex
      Through interactive activities participants will learn why it is necessary to use latex barriers and how to properly use them in order to reduce risks associated with STIs and pregnancy. Some common misperceptions and questions about sexual health are discussed.

Wednesday
Oct 04, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:30PM
Yoga for Wellness
      Yoga for Wellness is a bi-weekly drop-in workshop, designed specifically to enhance the mind-body connection so that students can learn skills to mitigate stress, increase concentration and improve mental and emotional well-being. Each week will have a different theme to address your well-being through meditation, breath practices (pranayama) and yoga postures (asanas). This workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in connecting their body and mind regardless of experience with yoga or mental health concerns. Please clear participation with your doctor if you have any physical health concerns. People with disabilities will be accommodated. Yoga mats and props will be provided.

Wednesday
Oct 04, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:30PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Wednesday
Oct 04, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Academic Success 101: Practical Guides for International Students
      Do you want to learn how to become a successful student at OSU? Come to this session to learn concrete skills that will help you maximize the effectiveness your study time and better manage your test anxiety. This session will also focus on ways to enhance your educational experiences at OSU by increasing communication with your professors, TAs, and other students in your class.

Wednesday
Oct 04, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Wednesday
Oct 04, 2017
5:30PM
    -
7:00PM
Sexual Pleasure, Health, and Safety: Not Your High School Sex-Ed!
      This fun and candid session gives students concrete tools and best practices for safe, healthy, AND good sex and relationships. To promote safe and enjoyable sex while preventing sexual violence, we speak openly about consent, STI and pregnancy prevention. We also cover self-advocacy in all situations from frat parties to the doctor’s office. This presentation is friendly to both straight and LGBTQ students, and aims to promote confidence in students new to campus as they encounter new situations related to their sexual health and safety. By the end of the session, students will feel empowered to make decisions about sex, safety, and pleasure. Students will also be prepared to understand and contact resources related to sexual health and safety, both on-campus and in the Columbus community. We welcome both American and international students, traditional and non-traditional students. Based on student feedback, students of all backgrounds find this session useful for navigating transition issues of personal wellness, self-advocacy, and identity-development. As one 2016 student put it, "I absolutely loved this session. It was very educational and entertaining. I learned many new facts about sexual health and it was nice to go to a 'sex-ed class' where they understand that students are going to be active and not all abstinent. Sexual safety is highly important and this was amazing."

Thursday
Oct 05, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Motivated to Move
      Are you looking to get fit or stay in shape in your first year? This interactive session covers guidelines for improving and maintaining cardiovascular fitness, resistance training and flexibility. Discover alternative activities you can do outside of a gym and ways to stay motivated to move.

Thursday
Oct 05, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
The Buzz on Booze
      Students will test their alcohol knowledge in this adaptation of the Nickelodeon Hit. The presentation features physical challenges while wearing beer googles.

Thursday
Oct 05, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Thursday
Oct 05, 2017
4:30PM
    -
5:15PM
Mental Health: Fight the Stigma
      Learn about mental health and available resources from Undergraduate Student Government's Health and Safety Committee! Discover the on-campus resources to help students take care of their mental health. Hear the student perspective of mental health. Get connected to student advocates and resources in order to make the transition to Ohio State as smooth as possible. The session will cover adjustment to campus life, academics, and mental health in general. Session participants will leave the session with the tools and resources to practice mental health self-care.

Thursday
Oct 05, 2017
7:00PM
    -
8:30PM
The Tea on Triggers
      Trigger warnings are a hot topic on college campuses right now, with strong opinions on both sides of the spectrum. What are trigger warnings, and how can they be both potentially positive and negative to our college experience? This event will face ideas about triggers and trigger warnings head on through interactive activities, group discussion and anxiety coping techniques. Tea,cookies and great discussion are promised!

Friday
Oct 06, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Friday
Oct 06, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Monday
Oct 09, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
“I Wish I Had Known That!”: A General Overview of Rec Sports Facilities and Programs
      The Department of Recreational Sports Outreach Programs will offer a 60 minute presentation session outlining general Recreational Sports information. First year students will learn about Rec Sports’ state of the art facilities, important participation policy information and diverse programs available to live active and meaningful lives while on-campus.

Monday
Oct 09, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Right Bite on a College Campus
      Did you know that only 6% of OSU students consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Based off the game show Family Feud this session addresses how to create well-balanced meals, identify healthy options on campus, and utilize resources that can empower you to eat the "right bite" on campus.

Monday
Oct 09, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Marketing yourself with a GREAT Resume
      This session teaches participants how to effectively write a resume. Focuses on both content and format, putting special emphasis on how to communicate relevant experience and skills. Please bring a resume with you to this session!

Monday
Oct 09, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
OFF-CAMPUS...It's not just for upperclass students!
      Welcome to Ohio State! While you’ll be spending a lot of time on-campus in your first year, we hope you’ll visit the off-campus area too. Come hear from Student Legal Services and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services staff. You’ll learn about where to visit off-campus, how to stay safe, University and Community resources available to you, when and how to start your off-campus housing search and lots more. We promise lots of valuable info and it will definitely be fun!

Monday
Oct 09, 2017
3:30PM
    -
4:30PM
BUSTED: YOU & THE LAW! Your Criminal Rights & Responsibilities
      Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University (SLS) advises and represents Ohio State students. A former City Prosecutor and former Public Defender tell you about the common criminal issues OSU students face (underage drinking, fake I.D.s, open container, driving under the influence, etc.) and how you can prevent them from happening to you! Armed with this information, you can make smart choices in your first year at OSU.

Monday
Oct 09, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Tuesday
Oct 10, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:00PM
You snooze, you don't Lose
      Lack of sleep during the week catching up to you on the weekends? Sleep in the college setting will be discussed in the interactive session and will provide information on why a good nights rest is important and how to get more sleep in college.

Wednesday
Oct 11, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Thursday
Oct 12, 2017
6:30PM
    -
7:30PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Monday
Oct 16, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
OFF-CAMPUS...It's not just for upperclass students!
      Welcome to Ohio State! While you’ll be spending a lot of time on-campus in your first year, we hope you’ll visit the off-campus area too. Come hear from Student Legal Services and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services staff. You’ll learn about where to visit off-campus, how to stay safe, University and Community resources available to you, when and how to start your off-campus housing search and lots more. We promise lots of valuable info and it will definitely be fun!

Monday
Oct 16, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Monday
Oct 16, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Stress Less
      This interactive session will give students an overview of stress and time management. Student will learn the difference between good and bad stress, how to prioritize stressors, and leave with tools to manage stress.

Monday
Oct 16, 2017
4:30PM
    -
5:30PM
5 Under 25: Mental & Physical Health
      Five recent graduates of The Ohio State University come back to campus to share their wisdom with first year students. Join the Student-Alumni Council and some fellow Buckeyes to learn about maintaining a healthy lifestyle on campus. Panelists will discuss advantages and strategies to staying healthy and how they shaped their everyday lifestyle. 5 Under 25 will give you a glimpse of where your education at Ohio State can take you.

Tuesday
Oct 17, 2017
3:30PM
    -
5:00PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Tuesday
Oct 17, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
The Deal on Drugs
      This interactive discussion will educate participants on the myths and facts regarding marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco. Additionally, this session will highlight what the law states surrounding use of these drugs and the impact they may have on college students.

Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Marketing yourself with a GREAT Resume
      This session teaches participants how to effectively write a resume. Focuses on both content and format, putting special emphasis on how to communicate relevant experience and skills. Please bring a resume with you to this session!

Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:30PM
Yoga for Wellness
      Yoga for Wellness is a bi-weekly drop-in workshop, designed specifically to enhance the mind-body connection so that students can learn skills to mitigate stress, increase concentration and improve mental and emotional well-being. Each week will have a different theme to address your well-being through meditation, breath practices (pranayama) and yoga postures (asanas). This workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in connecting their body and mind regardless of experience with yoga or mental health concerns. Please clear participation with your doctor if you have any physical health concerns. People with disabilities will be accommodated. Yoga mats and props will be provided.

Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
BUSTED: YOU & THE LAW! Your Criminal Rights & Responsibilities
      Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University (SLS) advises and represents Ohio State students. A former City Prosecutor and former Public Defender tell you about the common criminal issues OSU students face (underage drinking, fake I.D.s, open container, driving under the influence, etc.) and how you can prevent them from happening to you! Armed with this information, you can make smart choices in your first year at OSU.

Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Wednesday
Oct 18, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:30PM
Exploring the World of Campus Dining
      Eating well is key to your success at Ohio State. Are you worried about the "Freshman 15" or where to find your favorite foods from home? Do you have dietary restrictions and think you won't be able to find meals that meet your needs? Student Life Dining Services is here to show you how you can find a variety of delicious options all over campus no matter what you're looking for!

Thursday
Oct 19, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Thursday
Oct 19, 2017
4:30PM
    -
5:15PM
Mental Health: Fight the Stigma
      Learn about mental health and available resources from Undergraduate Student Government's Health and Safety Committee! Discover the on-campus resources to help students take care of their mental health. Hear the student perspective of mental health. Get connected to student advocates and resources in order to make the transition to Ohio State as smooth as possible. The session will cover adjustment to campus life, academics, and mental health in general. Session participants will leave the session with the tools and resources to practice mental health self-care.

Thursday
Oct 19, 2017
7:30PM
    -
8:30PM
Navigation Nutrition: A peer perspective on eating right in the dining halls
      Do you eat ice cream instead of a salad? Do you go into KComm and go straight to the pasta line? Do you get three frozen white chocolate mochas a day? Well we are here to help! Peer leaders Mary, Natalie, and Shawn will be leading this interactive session where you will look at your diet under a more critical lens and set goals for a healthier future. You’ll leave this session with a more wholistic and realistic look at nutrition on campus! We will also be taking time to go to Scott Traditions and try out our own healthy plates, so save a swipe!

Friday
Oct 20, 2017
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Stress Less
      This interactive session will give students an overview of stress and time management. Student will learn the difference between good and bad stress, how to prioritize stressors, and leave with tools to manage stress.

Friday
Oct 20, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
An Attitude of Gratitude: How to Foster Happiness In College
      Gratitude has been the capacity most linked to people expressing happiness levels in their life. Understanding that college can be a stressful time, this workshop explores ways that we can incorporate this happiness skill into our everyday lives.

Friday
Oct 20, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Monday
Oct 23, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
The Deal on Drugs
      This interactive discussion will educate participants on the myths and facts regarding marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco. Additionally, this session will highlight what the law states surrounding use of these drugs and the impact they may have on college students.

Monday
Oct 23, 2017
3:30PM
    -
4:30PM
OFF-CAMPUS...It's not just for upperclass students!
      Welcome to Ohio State! While you’ll be spending a lot of time on-campus in your first year, we hope you’ll visit the off-campus area too. Come hear from Student Legal Services and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services staff. You’ll learn about where to visit off-campus, how to stay safe, University and Community resources available to you, when and how to start your off-campus housing search and lots more. We promise lots of valuable info and it will definitely be fun!

Monday
Oct 23, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Monday
Oct 23, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
BUSTED: YOU & THE LAW! Your Criminal Rights & Responsibilities
      Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University (SLS) advises and represents Ohio State students. A former City Prosecutor and former Public Defender tell you about the common criminal issues OSU students face (underage drinking, fake I.D.s, open container, driving under the influence, etc.) and how you can prevent them from happening to you! Armed with this information, you can make smart choices in your first year at OSU.

Monday
Oct 23, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Medications for Mental Health Treatment
      Many times first year students might need medications to restore mental health. We will discuss: -How medications can help a first year student successfully transition to the college environment. -How medications can help or hurt your mental health. When it might be appropriate for a first year student to consider medications to improve mental health. -What medications cannot do. This is a great opportunity to speak to our psychiatrists and to ask questions.

Monday
Oct 23, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:30PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Body Image: Being Comfortable in your Genes
      This discussion-based presentation addresses the many facets of body image, and how you can empower yourself and others towards positive body image.

Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Growth: It's All About the Mindset
      There is more to success than abilities and talent. The mindset with which we approach our goals can impact our self-esteem, our motivation, and our ability to thrive. This session will use one simple idea about the way that your brain functions to help you cultivate a mindset that will help you realize the success you desire in your time at OSU and beyond!

Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Tuesday
Oct 24, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:00PM
We Are More Than a Building: Creating Your Campus Community with Recreational Sports
      The Department of Recreational Sports Outreach Programs will offer a 60 minute presentation and Q & A session outlining how first year students can utilize Rec Sports facilities and programs to get involved on campus. First year students will learn about: - Team sport programs - Outdoor adventure trips - Group fitness programs - Employment - Non-traditional recreational activities

Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
11:30AM
    -
1:00PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Body Image: Being Comfortable in your Genes
      This discussion-based presentation addresses the many facets of body image, and how you can empower yourself and others towards positive body image.

Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Wednesday
Oct 25, 2017
6:30PM
    -
7:30PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
You snooze, you don't Lose
      Lack of sleep during the week catching up to you on the weekends? Sleep in the college setting will be discussed in the interactive session and will provide information on why a good nights rest is important and how to get more sleep in college.

Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Self-Care in an Era of Social Media
      Social media use is daily practice, but is self-care? This discussion-based presentation addresses the impact social media has on our lives and provides strategies that improve the social media experience through awareness and self-care.

Thursday
Oct 26, 2017
4:30PM
    -
5:15PM
Mental Health: Fight the Stigma
      Learn about mental health and available resources from Undergraduate Student Government's Health and Safety Committee! Discover the on-campus resources to help students take care of their mental health. Hear the student perspective of mental health. Get connected to student advocates and resources in order to make the transition to Ohio State as smooth as possible. The session will cover adjustment to campus life, academics, and mental health in general. Session participants will leave the session with the tools and resources to practice mental health self-care.

Friday
Oct 27, 2017
12:30PM
    -
1:30PM
Sexual Health Education
      While not all college students are having sex, you might find that during your time at Ohio State, you want to begin exploring your sexuality. This fun interactive session will teach you about your body, what to expect during sex, and how to have the most gratifying experience possible. During this session, we will discuss the sexual response cycle, contraceptive options, what makes great sex, sex in the media, and the effects of alcohol on sex.

Friday
Oct 27, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Monday
Oct 30, 2017
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Body Image: Being Comfortable in your Genes
      This discussion-based presentation addresses the many facets of body image, and how you can empower yourself and others towards positive body image.

Monday
Oct 30, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
OFF-CAMPUS...It's not just for upperclass students!
      Welcome to Ohio State! While you’ll be spending a lot of time on-campus in your first year, we hope you’ll visit the off-campus area too. Come hear from Student Legal Services and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services staff. You’ll learn about where to visit off-campus, how to stay safe, University and Community resources available to you, when and how to start your off-campus housing search and lots more. We promise lots of valuable info and it will definitely be fun!

Monday
Oct 30, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Monday
Oct 30, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Dealing with side effects of medications for mental health
      First year students often get to campus already on prescription medications or end up on prescription medications for mental health during the first year. Being away from home, this can have benefits and challenges. This is a great opportunity to talk to one of our psychiatrists about this situation and how to manage various problems that can occur.

Monday
Oct 30, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Latex and Safer Sex
      Through interactive activities participants will learn why it is necessary to use latex barriers and how to properly use them in order to reduce risks associated with STIs and pregnancy. Some common misperceptions and questions about sexual health are discussed.

Tuesday
Oct 31, 2017
12:30PM
    -
2:00PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Tuesday
Oct 31, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Wednesday
Nov 01, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Right Bite on a College Campus
      Did you know that only 6% of OSU students consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Based off the game show Family Feud this session addresses how to create well-balanced meals, identify healthy options on campus, and utilize resources that can empower you to eat the "right bite" on campus.

Wednesday
Nov 01, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Bounce Back Buckeyes: Cultivating Resiliency in the First Year
      Facing challenges is an inevitable part of the human experience. Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from adverse experiences and become even stronger. As you move through your first year at OSU, you will likely be challenged in many different ways. This session will use the concept of wellness to help you gain skills to increase your personal resiliency and grow more fully into the person you are capable of becoming.This session is listed under the Buckeye Book Community as resilience played a critical role in the book.

Wednesday
Nov 01, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:30PM
Yoga for Wellness
      Yoga for Wellness is a bi-weekly drop-in workshop, designed specifically to enhance the mind-body connection so that students can learn skills to mitigate stress, increase concentration and improve mental and emotional well-being. Each week will have a different theme to address your well-being through meditation, breath practices (pranayama) and yoga postures (asanas). This workshop will benefit anyone who is interested in connecting their body and mind regardless of experience with yoga or mental health concerns. Please clear participation with your doctor if you have any physical health concerns. People with disabilities will be accommodated. Yoga mats and props will be provided.

Wednesday
Nov 01, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Latex and Safer Sex
      Through interactive activities participants will learn why it is necessary to use latex barriers and how to properly use them in order to reduce risks associated with STIs and pregnancy. Some common misperceptions and questions about sexual health are discussed.

Wednesday
Nov 01, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Wednesday
Nov 01, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:30PM
Exploring the World of Campus Dining
      Eating well is key to your success at Ohio State. Are you worried about the "Freshman 15" or where to find your favorite foods from home? Do you have dietary restrictions and think you won't be able to find meals that meet your needs? Student Life Dining Services is here to show you how you can find a variety of delicious options all over campus no matter what you're looking for!

Wednesday
Nov 01, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Inhalant Use: Effects on the Brain and Body
      College can be a stressful time for most students. It is common in college campuses that students turn to alcohol and other substances to cope during challenging times. This workshop is designed to provide information about the use of inhalants and the detrimental impact on the body and brain. We will provide information on short and long term consequences as well as ways to seek support.

Thursday
Nov 02, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
An Attitude of Gratitude: How to Foster Happiness In College
      Gratitude has been the capacity most linked to people expressing happiness levels in their life. Understanding that college can be a stressful time, this workshop explores ways that we can incorporate this happiness skill into our everyday lives.

Thursday
Nov 02, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Thursday
Nov 02, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Deal on Drugs
      This interactive discussion will educate participants on the myths and facts regarding marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco. Additionally, this session will highlight what the law states surrounding use of these drugs and the impact they may have on college students.

Thursday
Nov 02, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:30PM
Sexual Pleasure, Health, and Safety: Not Your High School Sex-Ed!
      This fun and candid session gives students concrete tools and best practices for safe, healthy, AND good sex and relationships. To promote safe and enjoyable sex while preventing sexual violence, we speak openly about consent, STI and pregnancy prevention. We also cover self-advocacy in all situations from frat parties to the doctor’s office. This presentation is friendly to both straight and LGBTQ students, and aims to promote confidence in students new to campus as they encounter new situations related to their sexual health and safety. By the end of the session, students will feel empowered to make decisions about sex, safety, and pleasure. Students will also be prepared to understand and contact resources related to sexual health and safety, both on-campus and in the Columbus community. We welcome both American and international students, traditional and non-traditional students. Based on student feedback, students of all backgrounds find this session useful for navigating transition issues of personal wellness, self-advocacy, and identity-development. As one 2016 student put it, "I absolutely loved this session. It was very educational and entertaining. I learned many new facts about sexual health and it was nice to go to a 'sex-ed class' where they understand that students are going to be active and not all abstinent. Sexual safety is highly important and this was amazing."

Thursday
Nov 02, 2017
6:30PM
    -
7:30PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Friday
Nov 03, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Friday
Nov 03, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
OFF-CAMPUS...It's not just for upperclass students!
      Welcome to Ohio State! While you’ll be spending a lot of time on-campus in your first year, we hope you’ll visit the off-campus area too. Come hear from Student Legal Services and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services staff. You’ll learn about where to visit off-campus, how to stay safe, University and Community resources available to you, when and how to start your off-campus housing search and lots more. We promise lots of valuable info and it will definitely be fun!

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
3:30PM
    -
4:30PM
BUSTED: YOU & THE LAW! Your Criminal Rights & Responsibilities
      Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University (SLS) advises and represents Ohio State students. A former City Prosecutor and former Public Defender tell you about the common criminal issues OSU students face (underage drinking, fake I.D.s, open container, driving under the influence, etc.) and how you can prevent them from happening to you! Armed with this information, you can make smart choices in your first year at OSU.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Growth: It's All About the Mindset
      There is more to success than abilities and talent. The mindset with which we approach our goals can impact our self-esteem, our motivation, and our ability to thrive. This session will use one simple idea about the way that your brain functions to help you cultivate a mindset that will help you realize the success you desire in your time at OSU and beyond!

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Understanding Options for Mental Health Treatment
      First year can be a stressful time and many times students might need medications and other treatment to restore and improve mental health. We will discuss various treatment settings/programs available to students such as office treatment for counseling/ group therapy/ medications, partial hospital treatment, evening treatment programs, intensive outpatient treatment, and hospital settings. This is a great opportunity to talk to a psychiatrist to dispel myths, realities and when such treatment programs might be most helpful for students.

Monday
Nov 06, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:30PM
Movember: Getting a Grip on Getting Ripped: Men, Eating Disorders, and Body Image.
      Eating disorders and body image concerns have been on the rise for men over the last few years. This is a topic rarely discussed, yet prevalent for many men. Come learn about men’s body image and eating disorders in a positive environment from two body image specialists from right here in Columbus.

Tuesday
Nov 07, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Tuesday
Nov 07, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:00PM
Movember - Not So Gentle, Man! Discussion of Masculinity and Violence
      Participants will critically analyze the aspects of what currently makes a “man” in today’s society, the relationship between masculinity and violence, and the effect masculine violence has had on their personal life.

Wednesday
Nov 08, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Bounce Back Buckeyes: Cultivating Resiliency in the First Year
      Facing challenges is an inevitable part of the human experience. Resilience is the capacity to bounce back from adverse experiences and become even stronger. As you move through your first year at OSU, you will likely be challenged in many different ways. This session will use the concept of wellness to help you gain skills to increase your personal resiliency and grow more fully into the person you are capable of becoming.This session is listed under the Buckeye Book Community as resilience played a critical role in the book.

Wednesday
Nov 08, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
Stress Less
      This interactive session will give students an overview of stress and time management. Student will learn the difference between good and bad stress, how to prioritize stressors, and leave with tools to manage stress.

Wednesday
Nov 08, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Party Smart
      This interactive group discussion educates participants about Ohio and Ohio State University alcohol laws and policies as well as what it means to be a "responsible drinker." Participants are introduced to various alcohol issues through real-life scenarios. The emphasis of this presentation is on education and dispelling common myths surrounding college students and alcohol

Wednesday
Nov 08, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Wednesday
Nov 08, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:30PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Wednesday
Nov 08, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
“I Wish I Had Known That!”: A General Overview of Rec Sports Facilities and Programs
      The Department of Recreational Sports Outreach Programs will offer a 60 minute presentation session outlining general Recreational Sports information. First year students will learn about Rec Sports’ state of the art facilities, important participation policy information and diverse programs available to live active and meaningful lives while on-campus.

Thursday
Nov 09, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
12:00PM
    -
1:00PM
We Are More Than a Building: Creating Your Campus Community with Recreational Sports
      The Department of Recreational Sports Outreach Programs will offer a 60 minute presentation and Q & A session outlining how first year students can utilize Rec Sports facilities and programs to get involved on campus. First year students will learn about: - Team sport programs - Outdoor adventure trips - Group fitness programs - Employment - Non-traditional recreational activities

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
You snooze, you don't Lose
      Lack of sleep during the week catching up to you on the weekends? Sleep in the college setting will be discussed in the interactive session and will provide information on why a good nights rest is important and how to get more sleep in college.

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
BUSTED: YOU & THE LAW! Your Criminal Rights & Responsibilities
      Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University (SLS) advises and represents Ohio State students. A former City Prosecutor and former Public Defender tell you about the common criminal issues OSU students face (underage drinking, fake I.D.s, open container, driving under the influence, etc.) and how you can prevent them from happening to you! Armed with this information, you can make smart choices in your first year at OSU.

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
The Deal on Drugs
      This interactive discussion will educate participants on the myths and facts regarding marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco. Additionally, this session will highlight what the law states surrounding use of these drugs and the impact they may have on college students.

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
3:30PM
    -
4:30PM
OFF-CAMPUS...It's not just for upperclass students!
      Welcome to Ohio State! While you’ll be spending a lot of time on-campus in your first year, we hope you’ll visit the off-campus area too. Come hear from Student Legal Services and Off-Campus and Commuter Student Services staff. You’ll learn about where to visit off-campus, how to stay safe, University and Community resources available to you, when and how to start your off-campus housing search and lots more. We promise lots of valuable info and it will definitely be fun!

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Challenges and Tips for taking medications for mental health
      Many times first year students might need medications to for mental health. Being away from home and in the college environment, there are many barriers that can keep you from taking prescribed medications. This can hurt your mental health and ability to function in college. This talk is a great opportunity to meet our psychiatrists for answers to your questions about medications and mental health.

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Party Smart
      This interactive group discussion educates participants about Ohio and Ohio State University alcohol laws and policies as well as what it means to be a "responsible drinker." Participants are introduced to various alcohol issues through real-life scenarios. The emphasis of this presentation is on education and dispelling common myths surrounding college students and alcohol

Monday
Nov 13, 2017
6:30PM
    -
8:00PM
Sexual Pleasure, Health, and Safety: Not Your High School Sex-Ed!
      This fun and candid session gives students concrete tools and best practices for safe, healthy, AND good sex and relationships. To promote safe and enjoyable sex while preventing sexual violence, we speak openly about consent, STI and pregnancy prevention. We also cover self-advocacy in all situations from frat parties to the doctor’s office. This presentation is friendly to both straight and LGBTQ students, and aims to promote confidence in students new to campus as they encounter new situations related to their sexual health and safety. By the end of the session, students will feel empowered to make decisions about sex, safety, and pleasure. Students will also be prepared to understand and contact resources related to sexual health and safety, both on-campus and in the Columbus community. We welcome both American and international students, traditional and non-traditional students. Based on student feedback, students of all backgrounds find this session useful for navigating transition issues of personal wellness, self-advocacy, and identity-development. As one 2016 student put it, "I absolutely loved this session. It was very educational and entertaining. I learned many new facts about sexual health and it was nice to go to a 'sex-ed class' where they understand that students are going to be active and not all abstinent. Sexual safety is highly important and this was amazing."

Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
9:00AM
    -
10:00AM
Right Bite on a College Campus
      Did you know that only 6% of OSU students consume the recommended servings of fruits and vegetables per day? Based off the game show Family Feud this session addresses how to create well-balanced meals, identify healthy options on campus, and utilize resources that can empower you to eat the "right bite" on campus.

Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
BUSTED: YOU & THE LAW! Your Criminal Rights & Responsibilities
      Student Legal Services at The Ohio State University (SLS) advises and represents Ohio State students. A former City Prosecutor and former Public Defender tell you about the common criminal issues OSU students face (underage drinking, fake I.D.s, open container, driving under the influence, etc.) and how you can prevent them from happening to you! Armed with this information, you can make smart choices in your first year at OSU.

Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.

Tuesday
Nov 14, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:00PM
Movember - Learning to Manage Rejection
      Participants will define rejection, critically analyze the ways in which rejection affects their lives. They will also discuss the science behind the feeling of rejection, and develop some coping mechanisms to help handle moments where they experience rejection.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
2:30PM
    -
4:00PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Marketing yourself with a GREAT Resume
      This session teaches participants how to effectively write a resume. Focuses on both content and format, putting special emphasis on how to communicate relevant experience and skills. Please bring a resume with you to this session!

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
Dance It Off: Mindfulness for the Body
      This weekly drop-in workshop combines dancing with mindfulness techniques. It will give you the opportunity to learn Salsa and/or Bachata as well as enhance present moment awareness so that you can learn to mitigate stress, anxiety, and improve emotional well-being. In this workshop, you will be introduced to the basic footwork, rhythm and timing of the music, and practice mindfulness skills.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
4:00PM
    -
5:00PM
The Deal on Drugs
      This interactive discussion will educate participants on the myths and facts regarding marijuana, prescription drugs, and tobacco. Additionally, this session will highlight what the law states surrounding use of these drugs and the impact they may have on college students.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Making the Most out of Holidays and Winter Break: Practical Guides for International Students
      Whether you plan to stay in Columbus or go home, holidays and winter break could be relaxing and enjoyable, yet stressful at the same. Come to this session to learn how to make the most of your time during the holidays and winter break and better prepare yourself for your transition back to school next semester.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
5:00PM
    -
6:00PM
Radical Self Care for Students of Color in the Age of Social Media
      “Caring for myself is not self-indulgence, it is self-preservation, and that is an act of political warfare.” This quote from Audre Lorde is decades old, but they are as true now as they were then. As the stress of racism and discrimination persists into 2017 and into landscapes they had not before—including racial and ethnic assaults via social media—it is important for students of color to protect their psychological well-being and psychological integrity. This is a radical idea for many students of color (SOC) because they may not have felt they had the breathing space to take care of themselves; hence, this workshop. We will begin with a presentation that will include the following: what it means to take care of oneself, the benefits of and barriers to doing so, the impact of social media on mental health, the ways that students can remain informed, maintain a social media identity, and engage in individualized self-care (in accordance with their cultures) while remaining open to new ways of engaging in self-care. A discussion will follow and students will participate in an activity to help bring more attention to how they are caring for themselves.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
6:00PM
    -
7:00PM
Movember - Men's Mental Health Panel Q & A
      Come to this discussion with four male identified mental health providers from multiple disciplines including psychology, psychiatry, counseling, and social work. They will be answering questions related to mental health submitted by the anonymously from the audience.

Wednesday
Nov 15, 2017
6:30PM
    -
7:30PM
Busting Stress through the Breath
      This workshop will offer multiple breathing techniques along with guided meditation, to help participants eliminate stress, increase energy, handle negative emotions, increase mental focus, heighten awareness, expand personal vision. Participants experience personal well-being and empowerment by learning a set of powerful breathing and meditation techniques, as well as life tools.

Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
11:00AM
    -
12:00PM
Latex and Safer Sex
      Through interactive activities participants will learn why it is necessary to use latex barriers and how to properly use them in order to reduce risks associated with STIs and pregnancy. Some common misperceptions and questions about sexual health are discussed.

Thursday
Nov 16, 2017
2:30PM
    -
3:30PM
Building Mastery: Skills for a Drama Free Life
      A four part workshop series (come to one, some or all!) to help students increase skills to manage stress, the drama of relationship conflict, feeling out of control or in constant crisis! This workshop topics include: • (Week 1) Mindfulness-Skills to allow you to be present in the moment and reduce anxiety and judgment • (Week 2)Distress Tolerance- Strategies to problem solve feelings of crisis without making the situation worse • (Week 3)Interpersonal Effectiveness- Tools to develop effective communication and boundary setting in romantic, professional and other types of relationships • (Week 4)Emotion Regulation- Reducing intensity and duration of painful emotions Students will leave this workshop with skills to more confidently use to manage distress in their lives.

Friday
Nov 17, 2017
10:00AM
    -
11:00AM
Party Smart
      This interactive group discussion educates participants about Ohio and Ohio State University alcohol laws and policies as well as what it means to be a "responsible drinker." Participants are introduced to various alcohol issues through real-life scenarios. The emphasis of this presentation is on education and dispelling common myths surrounding college students and alcohol

Friday
Nov 17, 2017
1:00PM
    -
2:00PM
Marketing yourself with a GREAT Resume
      This session teaches participants how to effectively write a resume. Focuses on both content and format, putting special emphasis on how to communicate relevant experience and skills. Please bring a resume with you to this session!

Friday
Nov 17, 2017
2:00PM
    -
3:00PM
Art Space: Creativity for the Body, Mind, and Soul
      Art Space is a place to destress and have fun! During this weekly drop-in workshop, you will have an hour dedicated to hands-on creativity and art expression. According to the American Art Therapy Association, art expression positively impacts mental health and creates a healing process which provides a space to nonverbally communicate thoughts and feelings. This workshop aims to promote self-care, self-understanding, and personal growth. No artistic experience necessary- come as you are!

Friday
Nov 17, 2017
3:00PM
    -
4:00PM
Mind Full or Mindful? Skills for Stress Management
      This workshop will help participants to learn and practice mindfulness-based skills that can be helpful in coping with stress, becoming more aware of our thoughts, and managing responses to pleasant and unpleasant circumstances.

Monday
Nov 20, 2017
4:00PM
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5:00PM
Beating Anxiety
      Anxiety is a common physiological reaction to college life that almost all students experience during their time at Ohio State. This seminar is designed to help students 1) understand what anxiety is from a biopsychosocial perspective, 2) describe the ways in which our thoughts and feelings respond to the internal sense of anxiety, and 3) Discuss the ways in which we can reduce our anxiety in terms of how to take care of our bodies, emotions, and thinking habits. When you leave this seminar you should have a strong foundation on how to manage your own anxiety and what steps you need to take in order to feel better.

Tuesday
Nov 21, 2017
1:30PM
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3:00PM
REACH: Suicide Prevention at Ohio State
      Suicide is the 2nd leading cause of death among college students. Here at Ohio State, we take suicide prevention seriously, and our biggest resource is YOU. By attending this training, you will become a certified REACH suicide prevention gatekeeper. You can add this to your resume and take these skills with you into any career.

Tuesday
Nov 21, 2017
4:00PM
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5:00PM
Movember: Gaming Your Mind: Discussion of Video Games and Mental Health
      Seems like all we hear is the negatives around video games and mental health. Come learn how to use video games as a way to enhance your life!

Tuesday
Nov 21, 2017
4:00PM
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5:00PM
The Art of Allowing: Letting go of Perfectionism
      This workshop will examine the differences between perfectionism, high/over-achieving, and healthy functioning. Presenters will also address the origins of perfectionism, risks of thoughts and behaviors tied to Perfectionism, and encourage a focus on process versus outcome, providing strategies individuals can use to set healthy goals. Participants are able to ask questions of and elicit feedback from the facilitators. This workshop will benefit anyone who sees perfectionistic traits in themselves and wants to explore the importance of this concept in their life.